EKI is a new biannual independent magazine, devoted to all those who love and get inspired from light. The magazine hosts artists from all over the world and its purpose is to create a space to share and compare multiple ways to approach light, through different techniques and creative ideas. Each issue of the magazine will deal with a specific type of light.
Eki or Eguzki is the divinity representing the Sun in the ancient Basque mythology: she's the daughter of Ama Lur (Mother Earth), who is the origin of everything. These characters belong to pre-christian mythology, one of the most ancient and richest of Europe. The legend says that long ago humans used to live in a world dominated by darkness and they were terrified by Gaueko (the God of Darkness) who used to feed himself with shepherds and sheep. The humans decided then to ask for help from Ama Lur and she blessed them with the light of her first daughter, Ilargi (the Moon). That wasn’t enough for them, so Ama Lur gave humans the light of her second daughter, Eki (the Sun): humans were finally free from the oppression and the darkness caused by Gaueko. The name of the magazine, EKI, is inspired by this entity, this goddess, who was the creator of the first source of light ever existed.
We are happy to make room for young talents in our magazine.
If you want to collaborate, there will be an open call every six months. Stay tuned!
Editor in chief and Creative Director
Camilla Cattabriga, Claudia Sicuranza
Arianna Pucci, Eleonora Contessi, Maria Chiara Morolli
Giulia Sorbo, Marta I. Giotti
Branding and editorial art director
Odd Socks Studio
Web design & dev